People suffering from type 2 diabetes need to understand that by just making some changes to the way they eat breakfast can result in drastic weight loss. Whenever health professionals discuss the best possible ways of losing weight, one of the main questions that arise is whether or not a person should have breakfast in the morning. The answer is always a yes, and according to a research, a good breakfast can be a key to losing weight for people who are suffering from type 2 diabetics.
According to a research by Dr. Daniela Jakubowicz, a well-rounded breakfast that is big enough followed by a lunch and dinner that is controlled by portions can help diabetics lose weight as well as it keeps it off.
According to the research, when people suffering from type 2 diabetes control the way they eat, they can control their body’s metabolism. For starters, eating a slice of bread in the morning effects the body’s glucose response a bit differently than having a slice of bread before right before going to bed.
The research took 29 participants in total, 11 women, and 18 males respectively; the participants were suffering from type 2 diabetes, and they were on insulin. Participants were assigned to eat a diet that contain 1,600 calories. One group was supposed to eat 50 percent more than what their daily intake allows them at breakfast, and then distribute the rest of their calories between lunch and dinner that was on the smaller side. As for the other group, they were tasked with taking their calories in six smaller meals throughout the day.
The research went on for 3 months, and the researchers were responsible for monitoring the overall glucose levels as well as all the fluctuations during the first two weeks of study, at the end of this periods, those who ate heavy breakfasts filled with nutrients lost upwards of 11 pounds during the study, as compared to those who ate even meals ended up gaining more weight.
That is not all, people who ate a lot of breakfast also saw their glucose level drop significantly, however, people who who did ate their food in equal portions did not see the drop that was as significant.
This lead to the researchers noticing that breakfast is certainly the meal of the day that can influence weight loss. The bottom line is that the study that was conducted was on the smaller end, and requires more research to be done. Before you start changing your breakfast habit, we would advise you to take this with a pinch of salt. However, if you have not put on a lot of weight, and you have some free time on your hand, you can actually opt for this diet to see if it helps you in any way or not. It does, then well and good, but if it does not, then you will have to wait before things start getting better.